March Launch Notes: First paint metrics, Ruby APM release, and more

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Raygun’s Launch Notes are your regular round-up of all the improvements we made to Raygun last month — from significant features to performance updates.

Real User Monitoring

First paint metrics and advanced visualizations are now live

Real User Monitoring performance page

Since Real User Monitoring first launched in 2015, Raygun has helped thousands of teams identify and resolve front-end performance bottlenecks impacting their customers. This release marked the support for user-centric performance metrics like first paint and first contentful paint, plus a new histogram and line graph to help visualize the full performance picture in a rich and actionable way.

Read the announcement

Track deployments alongside page performance

Real User Monitoring deployments UI

Did a recent deployment cause a gradual increase in P90 load time? Now you can track your deployments alongside performance with the new deployment tracking functionality for RUM.

On the Performance page, hover over the deployment bar to reveal a breakdown of the deployments made on that day, then drill down into the performance breakdown on the line graph above. It’s a fast and effective way of getting the answers you need at a glance.


Ruby support for APM

For the last couple of months, we’ve been busy beta testing Raygun APM for Ruby so that we can bring precise trace-level details to our Ruby customers.

The latest addition to Ruby APM is the GitHub integration. Ruby users will now be able to see the GitHub source of their methods from the flame-chart, making it easier to diagnose performance problems. Support for the GitHub integration for the Discover tab will be available soon.

Sign up for a free trial here.

Agent enhancements

Version 1.0.1129 contains performance improvements that significantly reduce CPU overhead of the application being profiled. We strongly recommend updating to this version.

Support for Node.js is coming!

Our journey for full coverage language compatibility doesn’t stop with Ruby. We’re happy to announce that our next language project is going to be APM support for Node.js! Keep an eye out for future updates around this release, or join the waiting list.


Our new-look notifications for Slack

Slack alerts

Our most popular integration just got a makeover! We’re happy to announce a completely new look for how error and issue notifications appear in Slack.

Read about what this means for you

General updates

This month we’ve been busy creating content and building meaningful updates to our most popular integration. From our technical webinar about shipping and monitoring world-class software, to how Peach workflow technology connect performance to business outcomes, we’ve got you covered.

The art of shipping and monitoring software with speed and confidence

Octopus Deploy webinar

Software teams are under increasing pressure to ship code faster than ever before, but without the right workflow and tools in place, this can introduce unnecessary risk and headache.

In this pre-recorded webinar, you’ll witness experts from Octopus Deploy and Raygun deploying software into production and monitoring the impact of these changes in real-time. Learn first-hand how to seamlessly configure deployments, identify issues, and track performance gains.

Watch the recording

New case study: Peach Media connects performance to business outcomes with APM

Peach case study

Peach helps brands connect with billions of consumers around the world. Their technology has revolutionized ad industry workflows, replacing laborious manual tasks with automated processes and offering efficiency, visibility, and security. They have one goal; to help their clients get video creative to their audiences as quickly, easily, and effectively as possible.

Read how Raygun helps Peach achieve this goal

That’s a wrap!

You’re all up to date with the changes to the Raygun Platform in March.

Happy coding!